Etchu Owara Kaze-no-Bon

Enjoy the sad Owara Dance

  • Feel the relaxed dignity of the Owara Dance in the daytime

The Etchu Owara has been handed down over more than 300 years in this village nestling between the mountains in the southwest part of Toyama City. Both a song and a dance, it is lyrical, refined and elegantly plaintive. Several thousand paper-covered lamp stands line the old-fashioned townscape of lattice-doored old wooden houses and storehouses, as men and women dressed in happi coats and yukatas dance through the hillside village, accompanied by shamisens, kokyus (traditional Japanese string instruments) and taiko drums. You will be enchanted by the calm dreamlike atmosphere. The street performance is held in each district.

  • The dance is performed in each district

  • At night the Owara Dance assumes a subtle and profound beauty

  • The dynamic male dancers are an added attraction

Etchu Owara Kaze-no-Bon

Event date 2017/09/01~2017/09/03
Time Owara street performance: (Sept 1st and 2nd) 15:00-23:00, (Sept 3rd) 15:00-23:00
Owara stage performance: (Sept 1st) 19:00-21:20, (Sept 2nd) 19:00-21:25
*Cancelled in the event of rain (Pets not allowed)
Place Owara street performance: Yatsuomachi district, Toyama
Owara stage performance: Yatsuo Elementary School ground
Address 2898-1 Yatsuomachi Kamishinmachi, Toyama City, Toyama
TEL 076-454-5138 (Toyama Yatsuo Tourism Association) *Only available in Japanese.
Price Owara stage performance: Reserved seating ¥3,600, Free seating ¥2,100
Access 12 minutes by bus from JR Etchu-Yatsuo Station
*Free shuttle bus runs between the station and the festival area.
35 minutes by bus from JR Toyama Station
25 minutes by car from the Toyama Airport
Parking Toyama Yatsuo @ Sports Arena car park
Cost of parking: ¥1,000 (¥10,000 for private minibus)
Official URL http://www.yatsuo.net/kankou/
Remarks ■about OWARA Kaze-no-Bon from "Travels in Toyama" (blog).
http://ameblo.jp/toyama-travels/entry-11923520343.html
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